I'm Francine, aka Mochawildchild writing from the heart of Amish Country in Nottingham, PA! Thanks for visiting! I'm a mom of 3 boys (21, 19, 13) and a 3 year old princess who definitely rules the roost! I started quilting about 15 years ago, but I've only been doing a good job for about 3: finally realized about then that I needed to start following directions, heh heh. I'm just grateful that ALL those beginner quilts went to loved ones who were forced to declare their utter perfection and vow to keep them forever and never tell me about the seams that fell apart.
I love to buy fabric.. if I see the word "sale," all of a sudden, there's a bunch of fabric in my cart and I'm pressing submit. I can't remember phone numbers, but I do know my debit card number! Luckily my hubs often travels for work and I challenge myself to have packages arrive when he isn't home. Of course, when he is home, I do a fair imitation of an Olympic sprinter as I dash to the porch, careen around the corner and toss the box downstairs in the direction of the sewing room.
Anyhow, today I'd like to share with you my red, white and blue block featuring Hometown by Sweetwater.
This block was made with 6 charms and one 12.5" x 8.5" block of Kona Snow.
I'm sure everyone can figure out how to make this block, but in case there's any interest, here's a tute:
Requirements for a 12.5" block:
(6) charms (5" x 5" squares)
(1) 12.5" x 8.5" rectangle of background fabric
Step 1: Pair the charms into 3 sets of 2 and sew together on 2 sides
Step 3: Iron your new squares open
Step 5: Sew strips onto 12.5" sides of background and Voila!
I thought it would be fun to fiddle around in Photoshop and show what this block would look like in a quilt
Thanks for popping in and I hope you get a chance to visit my fellow presenters today if you haven't already!
Diane P (we host)
and usually at the end of my posts I ask a question in the hopes of gaining quilting wisdom from my friends, but today I invite you to leave a comment and enter my giveaway for a Hometown Charm pack of your own! One entry per comment, and one bonus entry if you decide to be a follower! I'll pick a winner July 10, thanks again for stopping by!